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BBC needs more British output - PM

Salisbury Journal: The BBC should be less reliant on foreign programmes, Prime Minister David Cameron has said The BBC should be less reliant on foreign programmes, Prime Minister David Cameron has said

The BBC should be producing more home-grown dramas and comedies if it is to justify the continuation of the licence fee, David Cameron has suggested.

With the corporation's Royal Charter due for renewal in 2016, the Prime Minister said he remained a supporter of the TV licence as the means of financing the BBC.

However he made clear that it needed to maximise its own output and avoid becoming over-reliant on imports like Borgen, The Bridge and The Killing.

"I'm in favour of the licence fee, but I'm in favour of making sure they get good value for money," he said during a question-and-answer session in Birmingham on Heart, Capital and Smooth Radio.

"I often wonder why is it we make something amazing like The Office and we just make eight episodes. You've got Modern Family and they're churning out series seven or something.

"So, let's try and make sure we produce the hits of the future, rather than having to brush up on our Danish and read the subtitles."

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6:59pm Thu 3 Apr 14

welshmen says...

Just being impartial when reporting the News would be a step in the right direction instead of all ways supporting the Liberal elite, similar to the main media rags brainwashing the brainless, incapable of making their own minds up they rely on the bullcrap spinners to entrap them to vote for the same old lies at election time, and guess what it works....
Just being impartial when reporting the News would be a step in the right direction instead of all ways supporting the Liberal elite, similar to the main media rags brainwashing the brainless, incapable of making their own minds up they rely on the bullcrap spinners to entrap them to vote for the same old lies at election time, and guess what it works.... welshmen
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7:04pm Thu 3 Apr 14

beach1e says...

thankfully the office was a short run..dire , unfunny tosh
thankfully the office was a short run..dire , unfunny tosh beach1e
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9:45pm Thu 3 Apr 14

25414nora says...

Typically The Tories hate the BBC.....WHY ?
Because they CANT SELL IT .....
Typically The Tories hate the BBC.....WHY ? Because they CANT SELL IT ..... 25414nora
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